The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates Culture Days

The National Ballet of Canada Celebrates Culture Days

September 27, 2011… The National Ballet of Canada celebrates Culture Days with free master classes taught by dancers, staff and alumni. Culture Days is a collaborative movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of all Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities from September 30 – October 2, 2011.

In Toronto, YOU Dance Artistic Director and Ballet Master Lindsay Fischer teaches a free class on October 2, 2011 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET at the company’s rehearsal studio at The Walter Carsen Centre.

Principal Dancer Jillian Vanstone returns to her hometown of Nanaimo to teach a free master class at Kirkwood Academy of Performing Arts, where she trained as a student, on October 1, 2011 from 2:30 – 4:00 pm PT.

Chan Hon Goh, former Principal Dancer and current director of Goh Ballet Academy, will lead a free master class at the academy on October 2 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm PT in Vancouver.

Former Corps de Ballet member Leslie Schroeter will teach an intermediate ballet class at Kingston School of Dance on October 2 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm. Miriam Adams, also a former Corps de Ballet member, will give a talk at The Walter Carsen Centre about the archives preserved at Dance Collection Danse on September 30 from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Former Corps de Ballet member Anthea Morgan will teach a Children’s and Teen/Adult ballet class at Dreams in Motion in Gananoque on September 29 from 9:15 – 11:00 am (for children) and 1:00 – 2:45 pm (for adults).

The National Ballet’s Tutu Project will be at Culture Days Take 2 in Mississauga where participants can contribute to the creation of a tutu on October 1 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at Mississauga Celebration Square. The Tutu Project is a wonderful, interactive art project that people of all ages and from all walks can participate in and appreciate, while learning about the artistry of ballet. The completed tutu will be one of the 60 tutus that will be showcased at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts and the Design Exchange during the summer of 2012, to commemorate the company’s 60th anniversary.

For more information, visit the National Ballet of Canada’s website and the Culture Days website.
The 2011/12 Season is presented by CTV and The Globe and Mail.

Celebrating 60 Years of Partnership with The Volunteer Committee, The National Ballet of Canada.

The Tutu Project is generously sponsored by THE VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE, THE NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA.

The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Ontario Arts Council; the City of Toronto through the Economic Development & Culture Department; the Government of Canada through the Honourable James Moore, Minister, the Department of Canadian Heritage; the Government of Ontario; the Ontario Arts Foundation; the Ontario Trillium Foundation; and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund.

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